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VOLUME XXI, NUMBER 2
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March / April 2005


FEATURES
Taylor broke ground with NCAA
Judicial Tyranny Goes Global
Let the Facts Speak

DEPARTMENTS
Freedom watch
From the heart

Realizing dreams

For more information

From the director

HSF Mission Statement
Across the states
Members only
Active cases
About campus

PHC grad wins prize for economics paper
President's page

ET AL.

On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries


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RHODE ISLAND

Registration by any other name

In September, Home School Legal Defense Association convinced Providence School District's director of counseling and social services to stop demanding that homeschool families "register" their children with the district.

In late October, however, the director told an HSLDA member family that she would not submit their homeschool notice of intent to the school committee for approval until they "entered" their children in the district database. Upon closer inspection, HSLDA learned that "entering" one's children in the database really meant registering them. The director had merely changed her label.

We wrote the director, requesting that she drop her demand. She called and promised she would no longer require families to "enter" or "register" their children. She assured us that she had forwarded all of the homeschool intent notices to the school board for action.

Our freedom to homeschool rests, in part, on the fact that homeschooling is separate and distinct from government education. Efforts to draw home education into the government system should be resisted, whether they are called "registration," "entering data," or another yet-to-be-invented euphemism.

— by Scott A. Woodruff